back. and whom do they help? i mean david's right. it's 9 agriculture subsidies, 75% of the bargain, of the supports go to 10% of the farmers, the biggest 10%. they don't turn their back on the fact that they are getting federal water or fed ra power, that we're spending money for irrigation. and you know, somehow that is-- the people who are getting the food, are-- . >> woodruff: are there republicans who are defending this bill. >> there are some, not so many. and you know i was going to do a column. because the republican critics are correct, that the number of people on food stamps has exploded. and so i was going to do a column, this is wasteful, it's probably going up, the income stromes people don't really need the food stamps so, this was going to be a great column, get my readers pad at me, i would love it, it would be fun am but then i did some research and found out who was actually getting the food stamps an it's the people who deserve to get it are getting. that was the basic conclusion i came to. so i think has expanded, that's truement but that's because the structure of poverty has ex-- expanded.